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  • Fort Rucker rings in new year with community improvements

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Within the past couple of weeks, Directorate of Public Works personnel and contractors worked on numerous postwide projects in order to better care for community members and ensure mission completion, officials said. "The mission is our focus. A lot of the new facilities support that," said Johnathon Cole, DPW Business Operations Division chief, noting maintenance projects are the garrison's effort to make Fort Rucker the best place to work and live.

  • Pioneer inventor brought clarity to radio

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Post personnel recently celebrated the birthday of radio pioneer Maj. Edwin Howard Armstrong, who developed FM radio technology and had close ties to Fort Monmouth and the Signal Corp.

  • Activities entertain holdover Soldiers

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The nearly 200 Soldiers who remained on Fort Jackson during block leave participated in activities quite different from their normal 6 a.m. physical training, hours navigating confidence-building courses and practicing marksmanship.

  • Kaiserslautern employee recounts more than 50 years of government service

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Robert Campbell was drafted in the U.S. Army May 3, 1957, and 52 years later he is still serving his country.

  • Volunteers needed for Kaiserslautern Special Olympics

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - German and American military members, civilians and family members in Kaiserslautern and in surrounding communities are needed as volunteers for this year's Special Olympics, scheduled for May 12.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support for survivors

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support to family members who lost a Soldier in combat, by illness or an accident. The program assists with continued access of services, benefits and other resources for spouses, children, parents, legal guardians and siblings.

  • Pines Golf Course general manager wins PGA Patriot Award

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (January 6, 2010) -- Fort Eustis' golf guru won a national award for being a Professional Golfers Association of America professional who personifies patriotism through golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who serve and protected America.

  • Commentary: At what point does discipline turn into abuse'

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Jan. 6, 2010) -- Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach was fired Dec. 30, 2009, for breaching performance provisions in his contract after being suuspended by the university for allegedly mistreating an injured player.

  • Emotions Matter: Army families open up, learn how to cope

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Emotions Matter, an exhibit designed to provide support to military Families by sharing strategies for dealing with emotions in a playful way, could be traveling to Army garrisons soon.

  • Wallet, owner reunited after 61 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    ANSBACH, Germany - In spring 2009, a U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employee found a wallet. A few months later, the items's owner, Jack Grose, was reunited with the leather billfold and all its contents, after having been without it - for 61 years.

  • American Red Cross brings Christmas to the DMZ

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS - The American Red Cross working out of Area I partnered with Area II American Red Cross, Army and Air Force Exchange Services, the Korean Red Cross and various organizations as they were placed "in front of them all" by spreading holiday cheer Dec. 23 to Soldiers and service members stationed near the Demilitarized Zone. The American Red Cross spent the entire day at Camp Bonifas for a tradition the Area I American Red Cross and Joint Security Area have shared for more than five years.

  • FMWR commander visits Warrior Country during Covenant signing

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Brig. Gen. Rueben Jones, commander of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commad, toured U.S. Army Garrison Casey in December.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference finds solutions

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Members of the Warrior Country community came together for an entire week on the issues they had concerning Area I during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 15-17 in the U.S. Army Garrison Casey Community Activities Center. The Army Family Action Plan gives Soldiers, Retirees, Family members and Civilians a voice in improving their standards of living for the 2nd Infantry Division and USAG Red Cloud.

  • Command signs Army Family Covenant on Casey

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander; Col. Larry "Pepper" Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG Red Cloud command sergeant major, sign the 2010 Army Family Covenant Dec. 17 at the USAG Casey Community Activities Center. "A covenant is a special agreement between two parties that is based on expectations. We signed a covenant with the Army Families in Area 1 that says we will support them, their recommendations are important and we take them seriously and we will take action. That is our covenant and agreement; they expect us to do it and we should expect it amongst ourselves to take action as leaders," Tucker said.

  • FRSTs train to intervene

    Jan 5, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - "Most people that commit or attempt suicide don't want to die - they want relief," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Hartz to a group of 10 family readiness support technicians at the Vilseck Army Community Service Center, during an Ask, Care, Escort-suicide intervention, known as ACE-SI, skills training course.

  • Benelux commander highlights successes of 2009

    Jan 4, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux Garrison Commander recognized his three indirect garrisons for their successes throughout 2009 and thanked U.S. and host nation civilians who have given a combined total of 1,000 years of service to the U.S. government.

  • USAG Garmisch stands-up first HHC in Assumption of Command ceremony

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMSICH, Germany - The official activation ceremony of a new Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company occured here Dec. 15 with an unfurling of the guidon and the assumption of command by Capt. Kyle Greenberg.

  • Hohenfels debuts Facebook Virtual Town Hall

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels is now on Facebook and a host of other social media sites in the hopes of reaching an audience of current and future community members that is increasingly turning to the Internet as their primary source of news and information.

  • Local pro hockey team teaches skills, plays street game with garrison kids

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - Bavarian hockey team gets on the ice with U.S. military children.

  • Garmsich ACS collects, donates phones to local shelter

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - The Garmisch Army Community Service recently delivered a bag of donated cell phones to the nearby Murnau Frauenhaus women's shelter.

  • Sgt. Morales Club makes a comeback at Hohenfels

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - After 12 months spent recognizing noncommissioned officers as the backbone of the Army-the Army designated 2009 as the Year of the NCO-the professionalism and dedication of NCOs has been well documented, and one group of Hohenfels Soldiers is committed to advancing those traits even further by reinvigorating the Sgt. Morales Club at Hohenfels.

  • Garrison personnel train for emergencies

    Jan 4, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - It was a normal busy Tuesday morning at the Stuttgart Army Airfield Mail Distribution Node: people were carrying boxes, sorting letters and checking addresses before sending the mail to various military installations in the greater Stuttgart area.

  • EAP helps employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence. In recent months there have been several high-profile cases of this form of violence in both civilian and military work places, and professionals on both sides agree that prevention is critical to putting a stop to it.

  • Program helps Army civilian employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence.

  • Fort Riley Families enjoy USO's 'No Dough Dinner'

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A young girl and her brother weighed their options. Both bundled up in their winter wear, the two of them looked over a wide variety of chips. After much deliberation, they made their selection and settled down on the floor beside a long table. Their mother and younger sisters were already sitting at the table enjoying their meal.

  • Army spouse, local community make blankets for unit just in time for Christmas

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With help from her community, a 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team spouse's project turned into more than she expected. Misty Dial, the wife of Cpl. Keith Dial, a Soldier with Company A, 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, set out to make 135 blankets for the Co. A Soldiers in time for Christmas. She ended up with 240.

  • Bavarian Tax Centers say preparation key to utilizing free tax services in 2010

    Dec 30, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- With wage and tax statements available for Soldiers and civilian employees online at www.mypay.dfas.mil and most banks and investment companies mailing reports of interest, dividends, and capital gains, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Tax Center personnel gear up to provide free tax preparation and e-filing services throughout Bavaria. The tax centers in Ansbach, Illesheim, Bamberg, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Schweinfurt and Vilseck are open for business, beginning Feb. 1, 2010.

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • Honor Soldiers throughout year with Heroes' Tree

    Dec 29, 2009

    "Reflect. Remember. Rejoice," is the slogan of the Our Heroes' Tree program, an initiative honoring the service of all military members. Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program hopes to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their families.

  • FMWR launches 'Stuck With Stupid" designated driver campaign

    Dec 29, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is advocating for units and groups to take advantage of the designated driver promotion that DFMWR just rolled out for the holiday season. It is called I'm Stuck with Stupid. The promotion is available at FMWR Baumholder clubs encouraging responsible adults to take charge of their friends, colleagues and Soldiers.

  • Dutch police limit response to minor traffic accidents; U.S. personnel must call Schinnen military p

    Dec 29, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Starting Jan. 1, Dutch law enforcement began observing a long-standing policy of "citizen autonomy" in responding to minor traffic accidents, meaning citizens are expected to handle the accident without police involvement, unless the parties in the accident disagree or if there is more than minor damage.

  • Fort Sill, Sooner state buried by holiday blizzard

    Dec 28, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The day started cold and dry, but fierce north winds blew in a blizzard that dropped a record 14 inches of snow at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport. Roads quickly iced over and white-out conditions made travelling anywhere in the state a risk.

  • Yongsan leadership re-signs Covenant

    Dec 28, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Team resigned the Army Family Covenant with community leaders Dec. 18 at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria.

  • German landlords reclaim U.S. facilities in Dexheim

    Dec 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Once a U.S. military installation in Europe makes the base closure list, return of the property to the host nation is usually not far behind.

  • Army lodge program passes milestone with Ansbach lodge groundbreaking

    Dec 28, 2009

    URLAS, Germany - Construction broke ground on an $8.8 million, 26-room Army lodge at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's post in Urlas recently, marking the midway point in the largest Army lodging initiative in Europe, ever.

  • Motorcyclists bring Christmas to wounded warriors, Families

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Santa and sixty of his elves from around the state of Texas arrived on motorcycles, in a combined effort between the Adopt a Hero for Christmas organization and the American Legion, to visit the Warrior and Family Support Center, Dec. 19 and donate all sorts of goodies and gifts to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Year of the NCO: Soldiers earn right of passage into NCO Corps

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a fitting end to the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, five Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers were inducted into the NCO Corps Dec. 16 at the Army Medical Department Museum.

  • Fort Stewart family uses unique holiday tradition to help children with deployed parents

    Dec 23, 2009

    In this season of joy, hope and giving, Earl and Debe Austin are transformed into characters that are larger than life and equally as fun to portray.

  • Shafter gymnasium expansion set, pending Army funding

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Workout warriors at the physical fitness center, here, could have more room to exercise in the near future, should a planned expansion project receive the necessary funding from the Army.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • Women's association sends holiday care packages to troops

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The holidays for many deployed Soldiers and Marines just got a little bit brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association-Hawaii Chapter (NATWA-HI).

  • Military leaders, community aim to reach solution on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) military community and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) serving to advance the military community's responsibility in the pursuit of quality education for public school students in Hawaii.

  • Military bikers support local youth with 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - 'Twas the morn when the traditional bell sounds associated with the holiday season were replaced with the thundering roar of engines.

  • Army Hawaii Family Housing supports families through redeployment

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Enter through any gate at any Army installation on Oahu, drive through any Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) community, and you will be greeted by colorful banners sending warm messages to returning Soldiers.

  • Series involves entire family in coping with military stresses

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Deployments are a fact of life for most everyone in the military today. Army families in Hawaii have the added stress of being geographically separated, not only from their deployed spouse, but also from friends and family on the mainland.

  • Returning green-suiters find financial support at ACS

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Committed to keeping Soldiers and their families strong, Army Community Service (ACS) offers invaluable financial readiness programs for the returning Soldier and family.

  • FMWR welcomes warriors with aloha

    Dec 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Homecomings are rousing and emotional, befitting a heroic welcome. Cheers of family members and fellow Soldiers echo throughout the Multifunctional Deployment Facility, here, at each redeployment ceremony.

  • Army Community Service provides a wealth of resources

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pfc. Jared Coplin knows firsthand how the battles on foreign soil can sometimes pale in comparison to the clashes at home.

  • BOSS provides 'home away from home' for Oahu's single Soldiers

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service are the three main pillars that make up the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program.

  • Redeployment brings adjustment period to entire family

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- I'll never forget one humiliating and frightening experience I had when I returned from Iraq. My daughter, Olivia, my first and only child at the time, was 3. I hadn't seen her since my "environmental leave" period ended three months earlier, and that seemed like a long time ago. I wanted to spend some quality time with her, so I took her shopping with me at the furniture store.

  • Garrison continues to support redeployment activities

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - When a Soldier gets back to the home station, he or she is greeted by family and friends.

  • Nation's Military Stars Set To Visit Huntsville

    Dec 22, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Military stars will fall on Huntsville in August. Huntsville could very well adopt its own version of the state's famous slogan - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - when some of the nation's most highly decorated military heroes travel to the city to participate in the first-ever Medal of Honor event hosted in their honor in Alabama. The "Medal of Honor Gala: In the Company of Heroes" is set for Aug. 28 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala. The gala, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will be the main event in a weekend of activities planned for about 35 Medal of Honor recipients and foundation board members who are expected to attend. "This will be the largest gathering of Medal of Honor recipients in the state of Alabama and one of the largest ever in the Southeast," said Jay Town, a former Marine major who is serving as the weekend's event chairman.

  • Mentoring program a win-win for Soldiers, students

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The second-grade students clapped and cheered for the 20 Fort Sam Houston Soldiers as they entered the William Paschall Elementary School cafeteria in an unplanned and rousing standing ovation.

  • With a song in her heart

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Beverly Bynes-Roberts, a program assistant at the Child Development Center, has recorded her third gospel album and aspires to further musical achievements.

  • E911 system provides faster responses for Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In the United States, 911 has been the universal emergency number for all telephone services, and a key component of the country's emergency response and disaster preparedness system, for more than 40 years. However, the advent of wireless- and Internet-based phone systems has meant the old standby needed an upgrade.

  • Protecting tomorrow's Picatinny: Installation holds net-zero energy industry day conference

    Dec 21, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny is one of three installations the Army has tasked with becoming net zero energy installation or NZEI.

  • Fort Riley opens one of Army's first Warrior Zones

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - It's 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 and the Warrior Zone has just officially opened for business. The building is packed with Soldiers. Some are playing video games, others cards. Some are chatting with friends and Family on the facility's computers. Some are focused on a game of pool. And still others are gathered around the counter of Warrior Zone's Java CafAfA.

  • Fort Riley opens one of Army's first Warrior Zones

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - It's 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 and the Warrior Zone has just officially opened for business. The building is packed with Soldiers. Some are playing video games, others cards. Some are chatting with friends and Family on the facility's computers. Some are focused on a game of pool. And still others are gathered around the counter of Warrior Zone's Java CafAfA.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier wins big on TV game show

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. The combination of spinning a wheel, luck at guessing, good spelling skills and a sharp mind helped a Fort Huachuca Soldier land a cash windfall.

  • Christmas comes early for families of deployed Soldiers

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "What a great Christmas gift!" said Andrea Young, Family Readiness Support assistant for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. "You don't a get an opportunity very often where an organization comes, finds you and says 'Can we give you a computer'' A lot of people can't afford $300 to $400 to spend on a computer. This is above and beyond generosity."

  • Disability doesn't stop Civilian accountant from excelling

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Brooke A. Larrabee, an Army Civilian employee with U.S. Army Forces Command, has received many awards during her 18 years of federal service. However, Larrabee said those awards pale in comparison with the 2009 Aca,!A"Army Outstanding Employee of the Year with a Disability AwardAca,!A? she received Dec. 8 at a presentation ceremony in Bethesda, Md.

  • McPherson Holiday Prayer Breakfast hosts chaplain chief

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON - With the secular decorations of the holidays filling stores, members of the Fort McPherson community were provided an opportunity Dec. 10 to experience a more spiritual side of the season at the U.S. Army Garrison Chaplains Office holiday prayer breakfast.

  • Faith Middle School students track Jupiter's temperatures

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Students in the Faith Middle School Science Club collected data about Jupiter that will aid NASA in its research of the planet.

  • Christmas reading program reinforces literacy

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base only sentries were stirring - they guarded the place." Fort Benning children listened as Amy Kowatch, the team leader for Parent to Parent, read from The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas.

  • 2 World War II veterans receive VIP tour of Fort Rucker

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Arthur Chapman and Garland Middleton are part of what many call the "greatest generation" who fought for the nation in World War II. Both from Blakely, Ga., the two World War II veterans toured several Army Fleet Support worksites here this fall.

  • Fort Rucker children speak out--'All I want for Christmas'

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children everywhere eagerly anticipate Christmas Day. Earlier this month, fifth graders from Teresa Vaughn's Fort Rucker Elementary School class shared what they hope Santa Claus will place under their trees this year. Rebecca Killian's Fort Rucker Primary School kindergarten students wrote letters to Santa Claus also expressing their wish lists.

  • Pet owner responsibility prevents wandering animals

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The number of stray animals found roaming the installation is rising, post officials report. With proper pet owner responsibility, however, fewer animals escape and more of those who do will find their ways back home.

  • Soldiers' Tree dedicated to those who gave all for freedom

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - In the season of giving, members of the Fort McPherson community took time Dec. 11 to remember and honor Georgia servicemembers who gave all in support of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan. Respect was rendered via the dedication of a Soldiers' Tree ceremony. During the ceremony, the tree, located near the flag pole on Hedekin Field, was decorated with red ribbons for each servicemember who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility renovations continue on pace

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- It's often loud at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility these days, but to some, the ear-shattering noises of jackhammers and wall demolition are sounds of progressing upgrades to provide better services. For more than a month, Whitesell-Green, Inc./Yates and Sons construction crews have ripped up flooring and removed walls in several PFF rooms as part of an 18-month renovation project. The project improves safety and the quality of services offered once finished, said Lori Ciranni, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's sports fitness and aquatic program manager.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers, civilians react to mock attack

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sirens blared, fake blood covered asphalt and Soldiers with simulated injuries sprawled in a parking lot off Third Avenue Dec. 10. This nightmarish scene imitated a real incident, providing training for emergency responders. Post emergency responders participated in a mock terrorist attack as part of a force protection exercise. Fort Rucker Antiterrorism Officer Michael Whittaker said the situation mimicked some intelligence the FBI provided installation staff.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers remember Aviation hero

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- An Army Aviation hero, whose father's name adorns a main street on Fort Rucker, passed away Dec. 10 in Florida. Retired CW4 Michael J. Novosel Jr., a UH-1 Huey pilot and son of the late Medal of Honor recipient retired CW4 Michael J. Novosel Sr., succumbed to cancer less than a month after he was diagnosed with it. He was 60.

  • Fort Rucker gains new garrison command sergeant major

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With the clink of a noncommissioned officer sword against its scabbard, Command Sgt. Maj. Dwaine E. Walters replaced Command Sgt. Major Robert E. Felder as the garrison's top senior enlisted Soldier Tuesday.

  • Fort Sill Garrison rallies to send Soldiers to Cowboys game

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--"We're not relevant if we can't help the Soldiers and their families." That was the frame of mind Friday when several garrison organizations were given the opportunity to send hundreds of Soldiers to Arlington, Texas for the Dallas Cowboys football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday.

  • USAG Humphreys culminates Year of the NCO

    Dec 17, 2009

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea - More than 200 Noncommissioned Officers from all units based at Humphreys Garrison gathered at the Super Gym on Dec. 11 for the post's first-ever NCO Ball. The event was a final celebration of the Army's Year of the NCO according to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim. The garrison and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, co-sponsored the ball.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits USAG Humphreys

    Dec 17, 2009

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visited Humphreys Garrison and brought a message of praise, pride and support for the Soldiers, Families and Civilians who live and work in Korea.

  • Soldiers shine at U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials

    Dec 17, 2009

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathletes 1st Lt. Jennifer Wygant and Sgt. Jesse U. Downs had impressive performances at the U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials on Dec. 12-13 at Mount Itasca in Coleraine, Minn.

  • Santa visits Fort Bragg children

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Santa and Mrs. Claus visited the Fort Bragg library to read stories to the children and find out what presents they would like to see underneath the tree this year.

  • Community Strong Day brings heroes to Fort Hood

    Dec 17, 2009

    What do you get when you have six NASA astronauts, five Medal of Honor recipients, four musical performers, a three-star general, two midways and a sock puppet at the same place'

  • Community Covenant ends silence at the Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!" More than 300 Arsenal employees heard something this month in the postAca,!a,,cs historic Aca,!A"Big Gun ShopAca,!A? that they havenAca,!a,,ct heard very often in nearly 200 years Aca,!" a thank you from local and state leadership. The Albany County Executive, Michael Breslin; City of Watervliet Mayor, Michael Manning; and New YorkAca,!a,,cs Director of VeteransAca,!a,,c Affairs, retired Army Col. James McDonough; traveled to the Arsenal on Dec. 10 to reaffirm the Capital DistrictAca,!a,,cs and New York StateAca,!a,,cs commitment to Soldiers, their families, Department of the Army Civilians, and to Veterans.

  • Special Olympics Takes Over Marne Lanes

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-At home, Fort Stewart hosts the Special Olympics twice every year: the spring games at Cottrell Field in March and the winter games at Marne Lanes in December. The games are for children from Liberty and Long counties. The 2009 winter games took place Dec. 11, as Marne Lanes hosted more than 110 athletes and 150 volunteers.

  • Vicenza MPs focus on emergency response training in light of Fort-Hood tragedy

    Dec 17, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Law enforcement personnel from Caserma Ederle and Campe Darby, Italy, participated in scenario-based firearms training designed to better prepare officials to react quickly and decisively in deadly situations, such as the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, At Caserma Ederle, Italy, Dec. 11.

  • Fort Stewart Holiday Hayride 'Cool' Fun

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Nearly 350 Family Members, mostly children, bundled up against the cold night air for this year's Holiday Hayride at Corkan Family Recreation Center, Dec. 11. Tractor-drawn wagons loaded with bales of hay carried wind-chilled passengers on a scenic tour of Christmas lights around Fort Stewart, but according to Corkan director Roni Stevens, all Corkan facilities were open with discount rates.

  • Stewart-Hunter Families Given Free Christmas Trees

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On one of the coldest days of the year thus far, more than 30 Soldiers were on standby just inside the gates at the auto crafts lot on Hunter Army Airfield, to aide awaiting Family Members pick and load one tree of their choice into their vehicle during the Trees for Troops giveaway, Dec. 11.

  • Russian delegation visits CAC, CGSC

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A delegation from the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is visiting the Combined Arms Center and the Command and General Staff College Dec. 13-18 to learn how CGSC educates its students and to explore opportunities for future cooperation between the two militaries and the two schools.

  • ISF, Spartan Soldiers Link For Soccer Ball Drop

    Dec 17, 2009

    A group of children huddle together, giving each other small pushes and shoves, as they try to get to the front of the crowd. Their hands stretch upward, their eyes are wide and glistening with excitement, and their smiles are covering their entire faces. One child catches a soccer ball as it is passed into the crowd.

  • Belvoir Elementary students help establish world record

    Dec 17, 2009

    December 17, 2009. It's official. Although they may not appear to be world record-holders, Fort Belvoir Elementary School students can lay claim to helping set another new participation record for a shared-reading experience by being part of the more than 2 million children around the world who simultaneously experienced the joy of reading with an adult in their life as part of Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2009 campaign.

  • Family gets in Christmas spirit, sends 1,550 'gift' bags to Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - For many Americans, the Christmas season is all about giving. One Fort Belvoir family's love for their father and his Soldiers displays that sentiment.

  • Desert Rogues, Iraqi Army Uncover Large Weapons Cache

    Dec 17, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and members from 2/52 Iraqi Army Brigade discovered a large weapons cache in Ninewa province, in northern Iraq, Dec. 6.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Remembers Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and sponsors of the Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers Memorial gathered together at the new brigade headquarters to break ground on the memorial site, Dec. 9. The memorial, scheduled to be dedicated when the Raider Brigade returns to Iraq, will be located next to the new brigade headquarters.

  • U.S. military communities participate in Battle of the Bulge commemoration

    Dec 17, 2009

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - History was made 65 years ago when the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division rolled into Bastogne, Belgium, and liberated the town during World War II. Bastogne was once again taken over by Americans, Dec. 12-13, as hundreds gathered for the commemoration of the famous Battle of the Bulge, one of the largest and bloodiest battles for the Americans throughout the war.

  • Raiders Case Colors, Ready for Mission

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-First Heavy Brigade Combat Team held their Color casing ceremony at Marne Garden, Dec. 11. The ceremony marks the start of deployment for the brigade and the Colors won't be uncased until the brigade is in Iraq.

  • Fort Stewart Wreath-Laying Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Dec 17, 2009

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Though the weather outside was frightful, the hearts of Soldiers, Family Members, Department of the Army Civilians, and local community members were warm as 3rd Infantry Division's fallen heroes at Warriors Walk were remembered once more before the holiday season.

  • EDGE! program expands youthful horizons

    Dec 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Just because theyAca,!a,,cre in Europe is no reason for Wiesbaden military youths to miss out on the wide range of opportunities available to their stateside peers.

  • Roman relics: New military housing site gives students firsthand history lesson

    Dec 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As construction crews clear the way for new roads, utilities and housing outside Wiesbaden Army Airfield, a team of archaeologists from the University of Mainz continues to unearth clues as to those who called the area home in centuries past.

  • Year of the NCO in review

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the past 12 months, Fort Jackson has joined the rest of the Army in celebrating the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during the Year of the NCO.

  • Fort Jackson hosts Wreaths Across America

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Community members from throughout the Midlands participated in a Wreaths Across America event, Dec. 12, at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The group laid down wreaths at each of the cemetery's grave sites, which total more than 300.

  • Community involvement boosts security

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Hood shooting that left 12 Soldiers and one DA civilian dead Nov. 5 sent shockwaves across U.S. military installations, leaving some people to wonder whether a similar incident could happen elsewhere

  • 171st hosts Battle of Bulge veterans

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nearly 70 years ago, more than 800,000 Soldiers fought in the Battle of the Bulge, one of World War II's largest and bloodiest battles for American forces. Last week, 16 of those Soldiers were honored for their part in the battle in a day-long event sponsored by Fort Jackson's 171st Infantry Brigade.

  • Santa Express pays visit to Fort Riley Wounded Warriors and their Families

    Dec 16, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Santa Claus and members of the Noble Cause U.S.A. Foundation visited the Fort Riley Soldier Family Assistance Center to help Wounded Warriors and Families celebrate the holidays on Dec. 11.